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WALKER, John George

January 13, 1948 – Newmarket, ON
December 17, 2016 – Calgary, AB

John Walker beloved husband of Lois Walker of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the age of 68 years.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario on January 13, 1948 to Harry and Dorothy (nee Keffer) Walker, John was terrific athlete throughout high school; excelling at football, hockey, and track. He received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

John retired from a 25-year career at TransCanada Pipelines and later from CC Technologies, having built many cherished relationships across the oil and gas community.

In addition to his accomplished career, John found true joy as a father and grandfather. An avid golfer, a tireless fisherman, and a passionate contributor to the heavy horse community – John touched countless lives and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

John was a devoted and loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Lois Walker; daughters Amy (Jordan) Coldham and Ashley (Pier) Martin; grandson Alexander Coldham; sister Elizabeth Evans; and brother in-law Jim (Judy) Walker.

The family will receive friends at Willow Park Golf & Country Club (639 Willow Park Drive SE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

A celebration of John’s life will be held in Calgary at Red Deer Lake United Church (South side of Hwy 22X, west of 37 St SW) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:30AM, followed by a time of fellowship. A celebration of John’s life will also be held in his hometown of Newmarket, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation at or the Alzheimer Society of Canada at

In living memory of John Walker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sincere sympathy for your loss. He at least did not suffer for a long time. Please keep us informed about the Celebration of Life in the Newmarket area. Losing someone at Christmas makes it much harder on you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  2. Susan Huggins Brownlee

    I send my sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time. I will always remember Johns smile, sense
    of humor and caring nature. Our paths have not passed that often in recent years but have many
    wonderful childhood memories. My prayers are with all of you as you go through this most
    difficult time.

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  3. Dear Liz,
    Although I never knew your brother, I am sure that he was very dear to you and that this must be an extremely difficult time for you and your remaining family. I hope you find solace in the company of people close to you.

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  4. It is with great sadness that we know of John’s passing. Our deep sympathy goes to all of you. We shall remember the good lunches we had together when you were visiting in Ontario. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Jean Keffer, Janice and Doug, Rob and Jean.

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